Poll: Obama Trusted Over Romney On High Court Appointments

The poll comes amid renewed focus on the Supreme Court following last month's controversial 5-4 ruling on the health care reform law

President Barack Obama is trusted over Mitt Romney when it comes to appointing Justices to the Supreme Court, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll.

The poll found that 48 percent replied that they think Obama would do a better job appointing Justices while 37 percent said the same about Romney. Among registered voters, Obama still came ahead via a slightly smaller 48-40 percent margin.

The results are predictably partisan, with Democrats siding with the President 85-7 percent and Republicans opting for Romney 76- 11 percent. Among independents, however, Obama leads Romney 44 to 32 percent.

The poll comes amid renewed focus on the Supreme Court following last month’s controversial 5-4 ruling on the health care reform law championed by the White House.

42 percent of respondents said that they favored the Court’s decision while 44 percent disapprove.

The poll was conducted among 1,003 adults, including 855 registered voters, between July 5th and 8th.

Justin Duckham
Justin Duckham is a Senior Washington Correspondent with the Talk Radio News Service. Justin is a proud alumnus of UC Merced, where he studied History, Philosophy and American Studies. Prior to making the jump to politics in 2008, Justin was a music journalist in California. Follow Justin on Twitter @Jduckham

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